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Illinois Route 51 Coalition

The Route 51 Coalition consists of citizens representing various government entities, business interests, labor organizations, and interested individuals along the 99-mile long section of U.S. Route 51 from I-72 (Decatur, Illinois) to I-64 (Centralia, Illinois).

Progress & Improvements to Route 51

US 51 from 1.5 miles north of Assumption to 2.7 miles north of Illinois 16 is scheduled for improvements to include:

  • paving and grading for a 4-lane expressway for 8.3 miles
  • two new bridges
  • a bridge widening
  • a new culvert
  • a culvert replacement
  • land acquisition
  • utility adjustments

These improvements are programmed during FY 2010-2015 at a cost of $54 million.

Of this total, land acquisition is programmed in FY 2010 at a cost of $2.8 million as part of the Illinois Jobs Now! project.

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